It cannot be denied that movie directing industry is dominated by men today and even in the past years. You can rarely see women who are on their job of directing films. Even so, this does not mean that there no female directors who are into film making. As a matter of fact, some of them have already proven their worth in the said industry by producing interesting movies.
In relation to this, here are 10 amazing movies directed by female directors:
10. The Hitch-Hiker, Ida Lupino
The story of this movie evolved around the 2 fishing buddies who allowed a stranger hitch-hiker to ride on their vehicle. It was released in the year 1953. The major casts in this amazing movie were Edmond O’Brien, Frank Lovejoy, and William Talman. The brilliant writers were Ida Lupino herself, Collier Young, who happened to be her husband, and Robert Joseph.
9. Seven Beauties, Lina Wertmuller
This is an Italian movie released in the year 1975 with the original title of “Pasqualino Settebellezze”. The brilliant writer of this amazing movie was also happened to be Lina Wertmuller. It was all about the army desertion of the Italian everyman way back in the World War II.
8. The Ascent, Larisa Shepitko
This was based on the best-selling novel titled “Sotnikov”, which was written by a great Russian author named Vasil Bykau. It was taped way back in the year 1974 in Murom, Vladimir Oblast, Russia when the winter season was ongoing. This was the last film made by Larisa Shepitko before she died in 1979 due to a car accident.
7. Vagabond, Agnes Varda
It was a French drama movie that was released in the big screens way back in the year 1985. This was a story of a vagabond, whom was a young woman wandering through the French wine country. It was one of the top grossing movies in France during that year, with 1,080,143 admissions. The main casts in this film were Sandrine Bonnaire, Macha Meril, and Yolande Moreau.
6. Big, Penny Marshall
This American fantasy comedy movie was written by the brilliant Anne Spielberg and Gary Ross. Its producers were Robert Greenhut and James Brooks. It was released in the year 1988. The main casts of this amazing movie were Tom Hanks, Elizabeth Perkins, John Heard, and Robert Loggia.
5. Salaam Bombay!, Mira Nair
This was a Hindi movie, which was released in the year 1988. Salaam Bombay means “Greetings Bombay”. The brilliant writers of this amazing movie were Sooni Taraporevala and Mira Nair. This movie showcased the lives of street children of Bombay, which is now known as Mumbai. This film acquired a lot of awards such as National Board of Review Award for foreign films and National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Hindi.
4. Europa Europa, Agnieszka Holland
The brilliant writers of this great film were Paul Hengge and Agnieszka Holland. It was released in the year 1990. It was the story of a German Jewish boy named Solomon Perel. This movie was produced by Margaret Menegoz and Artur Brauner. Starring in this great move were Marco Hofschneider, Hanns Zischler, and Julie Delpy.
3. Xiu Xiu: The Sent Down Girl, Joan Chen
This movie was produced by Joan Chen and Alice Chen. It was a Chinese movie directed by the Chinese actress, Joan Chen. It was aired way back in the year 1998. It showcased the happenings during the times of Cultural Revolution’s Down to the Countryside Movement in the 70’s. This was the very first movie directed by Joan Chen. The main stars in this amazing movie were Zheng Qian, Lopsang, and Li Xiaolu.
2. Lost in Translation, Sofia Coppola
It was the 2nd feature of movie of Sofia Coppola that was released in the year 2003. It was a comedy-drama movie produced by Ross Katz and Sofia Coppola. The main stars of this award-winning film were Fumihiro Hayashi, Anna Faris, Giovanni Ribisi, Scarlett Johansson, and Bill Murray. Some of its awards were Best Director and Best Picture in Academy Awards.
1. The Hurt Locker, Kathryn Bigelow
It was a warm film that was released in the year 2008. It was actually all about the team of Iraq War Explosive Ordinance Disposal targeted by insurgents and attacked through ambushes, remote control detonations, and booby traps. The excellent writer of this movie was Mark Boal.
These are the 10 amazing movies directed by female directors. Without a doubt, they are all worthy to watch.